ECHL: Ontario, Florida and Cincinnati win swing games

Posted by Doyle Woody, on April 24, 2013 

Big games in the ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs tonight because they were all Game 3s in series that began the night tied 1-1 in best-of-7 formats.

Out West, Ontario used 28 saves from Jean-Francois Berube and two third-period goals, including the game winner from Mario Lamoureux, to win 2-1 at Idaho and regain home-ice advantage in that series.

In the East, Florida's Jesse Deckert made 28 saves and David Rutherford bagged two goals to give the Everblades a 4-1 win over visiting Reading, which is the higher seed.

And Cincinnati used rookie John McFarland's first points of the postseason -- two goals and a helper -- and a 23-save shutout from Michael Houser for a 5-0 win over visiting Gwinnett.

For Alaska Aces fans, the big Game 3 is Thursday night -- the Aces play at Stockton in yet another series tied 1-1 after two games.

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